ISLAMABAD: Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed tomorrow Sunday to express whole hearted support of Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under the UN resolutions.
The day will also be marked to expose worst ever oppression being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces against Kashmiris in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. One minute silence will be observed at 10:00 am across the country.
Solidarity walks will be organized in Islamabad, Muzafarabad, Gilgit and in four provincial headquarters. In the federal capital, the walk will be led by cabinet members including Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif and Qamar Zaman Kaira. It will be joined by the parliamentarians and people belonging to different walks of life. Human chains will be formed at Kohala and other important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
Posters and billboards will be displayed on important roads, airports, and railway stations to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people. In connection with the day, debate and declamation contests as well as essay writing competitions will be organized in educational institutions across the country.
Minister of State for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Nawabzada Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Babar has stated that Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and elsewhere in the world would observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday.
Addressing a joint news conference with National Assembly member (MNA) Wajiha Qamar and leaders of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), the minister said that the government of Pakistan and the provincial governments had arranged several ceremonies to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. He appealed to the Pakistanis to participate in the demonstrations to convey a strong message of solidarity to their Kashmiri brethren. He particularly asked the young people to raise their voice for rights of Kashmiri people on social media.